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Boating Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton

South Florida is a prime location for boating and boating related activities.

Throughout Boca Raton and Delray Beach there are hundreds of well-marked waterways and inlets, providing access to a variety of waterfront restaurants and other activities.

Nevertheless, while south Florida is generally described as a “boater’s paradise,” it is not always all fun in the sun.

Where there are a lot of boats, there is a potential for accidents. More than 50,000 boats are registered in Boca Raton alone, and, at any given time, nearly 5,000 out-of-state boats navigate the local waterways.

Boating Accident Attorneys Shiner Law Group

While boating is a great pastime, it can also be dangerous, especially when mandated precautions are not taken.

In 2011, there were 758 fatalities and thousands of serious, life-changing injuries that occurred from boating accidents in the United States.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, a Boca Raton boat accident lawyer from Shiner Law Group can help you obtain compensation for your losses.

Your Right to Make a Boat Accident Claim

Florida law mandates that everyone who operates a boat must obey safety laws and exercise reasonable care in the operation and maintenance of the boat.

When a boater is careless or negligent, a Boca Raton boat accident lawyer can help those injured as a result of a boating accident to pursue a claim for payment of medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or wrongful death.

Causes For Boating Accidents

  • Boating while drunk. An estimated 16 percent of fatal boating accidents in 2011 resulted from intoxicated boating, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Maintenance problems with boats and safety equipment. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that 424 accidents in 2011 resulted from equipment failures. In total, 28 people died from accidents resulting from insufficient maintenance.
  • Weather problems. In 2011, 771 accidents aboard boats caused 155 deaths when the boaters failed to check the weather or respond appropriately to dangerous conditions.
  • Loading problems. In 2011, 193 accidents and 79 deaths resulted from improper care in loading either passengers or cargo aboard boats.
  • Distracted boating. A total of 581 accidents and 58 fatalities in 2011 resulted from the operator of the boat not paying proper attention to his or her actions on or near the water.
  • Excess speed. 349 boating accidents and 28 deaths occurred in 2011 because of boats traveling at excess speeds.

Seeking An Attorney For Boat Injuries

In these and other situations, if the boat operator makes a poor decision that affects the health or life of his or her passengers and/or others on the waterways, the boat operator may be held liable for those person’s injuries.

Boat accident victims or their loved ones should consult a Boca Raton boat accident lawyer to pursue a claim for compensation against the negligent boat operator whose actions caused harm.

Contact Shiner Law Group for Legal Help

At Shiner Law Group, our Boca Raton boat accident lawyers have extensive experience representing clients injured in boating collisions and accidents. We can resolve your case in the courtroom or through out-of-court settlement negotiations.

Call our Boca Raton boat accident lawyers or contact us online to schedule a free evaluation and learn more about how we can help you with your boating accident claim.


Speak with a lawyer today for a FREE case consultation to discuss your accident injuries.

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951 Yamato Rd STE 210,
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 777-7700
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David I. Shiner is a leading personal injury lawyer who practices in several different areas throughout Florida. Mr. Shiner’s personal injury practice is designed to help people who were hurt because of someone else’s negligence and carelessness and his law firm and its lawyers practice law throughout Florida. Mr. Shiner represents individuals who are in need of a personal injury attorney, car accident attorney, pedestrian accident lawyer, wrongful death attorney. Lawyer David Shiner has successfully helped victims receive compensation for many personal injury accidents, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death cases.

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